As you tried your luck on scratch-offs and draw games in fiscal year 2022, you won the most prizes ever, helping to raise $929.8 million for education programs.
That averages out to about $2.5 million a day for education.
How much in prizes? $2.54 billion. That included 76 prizes of $1 million or more and 228 prizes between $100,000 and $1 million. The largest prizes won were two $5 million wins with the 200X The Cash scratch-off game.
Scratch-off tickets remained the most popular type of lottery game, followed in ranking by Carolina Pick 3, Carolina Pick 4, and Powerball.
All the prizes and earnings for education result from record lottery ticket sales of $3.88 billion for the year.
It’s great to see so many people having fun and winning prizes while raising money for education programs in North Carolina. These monies represent an important investment in education and will create a brighter future for students from pre-k to college.
The additional dollars support education programs in all 100 counties of the state, as determined by legislators in the state budget.
The money last year helped:
- Build and repair schools.
- Make college more affordable through scholarships and grants based on financial need.
- Support school systems with the costs of school staff and transportation.
- Provide a free, academic preschool to at-risk four-year-olds in the NC Pre-K program.
You can see how the money raised by the lottery benefits your county on our Education page.
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